Intel Core i7-5960X

Intel Core i7-5960X

About processor

The Intel Core i7-5960X processor is a powerhouse for desktop computing, offering top-of-the-line performance for demanding tasks. With its 8 cores and 16 threads, this processor is designed to handle heavy workloads with ease. The base frequency of 3.0 GHz and a max turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz ensure that it can tackle intensive tasks with speed and efficiency. The 20MB of L3 cache provides ample space for quick data access, while the 140W TDP ensures that the processor can maintain high performance levels without overheating. Whether you're a professional content creator, a serious gamer, or a heavy multitasker, the Core i7-5960X can handle whatever you throw at it. In Geekbench 6 tests, the Core i7-5960X scored an impressive 1244 in single-core performance and 6669 in multi-core performance, showcasing its ability to excel in both single-threaded and multi-threaded workloads. Overall, the Intel Core i7-5960X is a top-tier processor that offers unmatched performance for those who demand the best from their desktop systems. If you're looking for a processor that can handle the most demanding tasks with ease, the Core i7-5960X is a solid choice.


Label Name
Launch Date
September 2014
Model Name
The Intel processor number is just one of several factors - along with processor brand, system configurations, and system-level benchmarks - to be considered when choosing the right processor for your computing needs.
Code Name
Haswell E

CPU Specifications

Total Cores
Cores is a hardware term that describes the number of independent central processing units in a single computing component (die or chip).
Total Threads
Where applicable, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology is only available on Performance-cores.
Performance-core Base Frequency
3.0 GHz
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency
Maximum P-core turbo frequency derived from Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.
3.5 GHz
L1 Cache
64K per core
L2 Cache
256K per core
L3 Cache
20MB shared
CPU Socket
The socket is the component that provides the mechanical and electrical connections between the processor and motherboard.
Lithography refers to the semiconductor technology used to manufacture an integrated circuit, and is reported in nanometer (nm), indicative of the size of features built on the semiconductor.
22 nm
140 W
Instruction Set
The instruction set is a hard program stored inside the CPU that guides and optimizes CPU operations. With these instruction sets, the CPU can run more efficiently. There are many manufacturers that design CPUs, which results in different instruction sets, such as the 8086 instruction set for the Intel camp and the RISC instruction set for the ARM camp. x86, ARM v8, and MIPS are all codes for instruction sets. Instruction sets can be extended; for example, x86 added 64-bit support to create x86-64. Manufacturers developing CPUs that are compatible with a certain instruction set need authorization from the instruction set patent holder. A typical example is Intel authorizing AMD, enabling the latter to develop CPUs compatible with the x86 instruction set.

Memory Specifications

Memory Type
Intel® processors come in four different types: Single Channel, Dual Channel, Triple Channel, and Flex Mode. Maximum supported memory speed may be lower when populating multiple DIMMs per channel on products that support multiple memory channels.
Max Memory Size
Max memory size refers to the maximum memory capacity supported by the processor.
Memory Channels
The number of memory channels refers to the bandwidth operation for real world application.
Max Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory bandwidth is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored into a semiconductor memory by the processor (in GB/s).
68 GB/s

GPU Specifications

Integrated Graphics Model
An integrated GPU refers to the graphics core that is integrated into the CPU processor. Leveraging the processor's powerful computational capabilities and intelligent power efficiency management, it delivers outstanding graphics performance and a smooth application experience at a lower power consumption.


Cinebench R23
Single Core Score
Cinebench R23
Multi Core Score
Geekbench 6
Single Core Score
Geekbench 6
Multi Core Score
Geekbench 5
Single Core Score
Geekbench 5
Multi Core Score
Passmark CPU
Single Core Score
Passmark CPU
Multi Core Score

Compared to Other CPU

Cinebench R23 Single Core
1090 +0.2%
1085 -0.3%
Cinebench R23 Multi Core
10027 +3.2%
9747 +0.3%
9658 -0.6%
9607 -1.2%
Geekbench 6 Single Core
1243 -0.1%
Geekbench 6 Multi Core
6674 +0.1%
6639 -0.4%
Geekbench 5 Single Core
893 +0.1%
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
7043 +0.2%
7039 +0.2%
6969 -0.8%
Passmark CPU Single Core
1982 +0%
1982 +0%
Passmark CPU Multi Core
12762 +0.1%
12758 +0.1%
12741 -0.1%
12676 -0.6%